Pickle Relish (Streak Backblast)

THE SCENE: Muggy and warm at the Morg.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

Disclaimed
WARM-O-RAMA:

Squats toe raises
             Daisy Pickers
             Side leg stretch
             Arm Circles
            Plank Mercians W/
           Alt. Raises arms/legs
               Low plank
    Flutter Kicks
    Pelvic raises
   
THA-THANG:
Sprint foward (~20 yards)/ run backward
   Hillbilly squats
    Flutter kicks

Mosey to the Veteran’s Memorial

4 cycles 12 reps each:

Dips, Merkins, Pelvic Pushes, Freed Mercuries (Wall Builder). Mosey back to Startex.

MARY:

Pickle pushers, Merkins, Inch worm, Shoulder taps
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Test Tube, Miracle Ear, Topanga, Woodpecker, Orange Julius, Bootheel, Croissant, Commie, Wall Builder, Potter, The Streak (QIC)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Tough times, push
Tougher times, push harder
Can’t go no more, shove!
Real men do hard things.
Frequent things become easier
Infrequent becomes harder
MOLESKIN:

Agree with Wall Builder: “its been a glorious resurgence at the Morg!”

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

See Slack

Revenge of the Nerds comes to the Morg

(A.K.A. The time I tricked the Morglians into LARPing)
THE SCENE:
  Rainy, cool, and lacking a QIC. I parked at the wrong lot. Cobains.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Started by Orange Julius, and reinforced by me 4 minutes later. Clearly not a professional.

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH, Daisy Pickers, Imperial Walkers IC x however many OJ prescribed
Arm Circles IC x 15 Forward, 15 backward

THA-THANG:
A mosey around the parking lot. Full disclosure, I had planned this for the field on the other side of the park, so this was literally a scouting run. Found my Target — A 50ish meter stretch of parking lot median with a tree at one end. The baton, that looks suspiciously like a Nerf Sword, was placed at the tree and the group was divided at the other end, 3 lamp posts away. Team 1 and (wait for it) Team 2. YHC was on glorious Team 1 with OJ, The Streak, Bruce, and Ratio. Team 2 started with Croissant, Flobee, Sleep Number, Miracle Ear.  Imagine the following, but dark and riddled with puddles and rain and mud:

Nerds love alt text.
God, I’m good at MS Paint…

The Game: Push-the-Cart Dora Relay Race. Game is as follows

  • Each team has their own identical Exercise Die with 12 exercises.. Difficulty ranges from “Water Break” to “20 Burpees”.
  • At “Go!” the First PAX on each team Rolls the Die and takes off running to the sword, on his team’s side. The Remaining PAX perform the Exercise as fast as possible.
  • Whoever gets to the sword first gets possession, rounds the tree and starts heading to the enemy team base on their side.
  • When the Sword bearer encounters an opponent headed their way, they must hand off the sword. The sword changes possession and goes the opposite way along the track to the opponents base. No cutsies at the tree.
  • Back at base, once PAX are All In from their team’s Dice Exercise, PAX #2 rolls and runs, leaving the remaining PAX to perform the roll’s result. Continue on with Subsequent PAX.
  • After you hand off the sword, finish the track and return to your own base and recover until the next roll.
  • Teams continue cycling through runners as fast as the group can perform the exercises. “Water Break” is a freebie, meaning the next PAX can roll and run immediately.
  • If a team manages to run the sword to their enemy’s base, they score. The sword is replaced at the tree and the next round starts.

It took about 5-10 minutes for everyone to get on the same page about the rules, but eventually everyone got their competetive edge on. OJ incorporated the strategy of holding the die just off the ground and waiting in the sprint-ready stance for All In, before simply dropping the Die so we wouldn’t waste time waiting for it to stop rolling/bouncing. It also helps that he runs like a beast.

Sleep Number and a few others had the interesting tactic of throwing the sword away before the handoff to delay the other team. Shenanigans! 30 points from Griffinmorg!

Turn order was not always held, and some runners lapped others. Eventually IIRC, The Streak and Croissant decided they didn’t trust the others rolls and wanted a designated roller representative from each team, before rolling each other’s die to start the penultamate round, amid much trash talk. We essentially had Wet Calvinball with swords, and it was amazing. Too Tall joined in in the middle and evened up the teams (Team 2 was short handed until then). Miracle Ear looked ecstatic everytime he got to play the with sword.

Finally we were getting close to time, and I figured the score was about 2-2, so I placed the sword at the middle lamppost, about half the distance. SUDDEN DEATH OVERTIME. Team 2 got a Water Break and an easy second runner right after the first. Team 1 got…20 Burpees. DOH! Team 2 walked it in easy before I got to my 3rd Burpee. Well played Team 2, ya filthy animals.

Nerds love alt text.
And there was much rejoicing…


A slow, almost swaggerly mosey back to Startex for Mary. 

MARY:
Flutterkicks IC x 20
LBCs IC x 5 (with the 4-count, it was 20)
Aww Yeahs x 3 each Side
A dumb squat hop pyramid thing I got from Speedy X 10, then X9, then X8 (27 total)

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA – 9 PAX
Croissant, Flobee, Sleep Number, Miracle Ear, Too Tall, Orange Julius, The Streak, Ratio, Bruce,  Roomba (QIC)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
My church regularly asks men in the congregation to lead a sermon a few times a year. I told the Elders I was up for it, and nothing happened for a long time. I was starting to think they’d forgotten or didn’t think I was mature enough to do it. Then I just got told yesterday that I need to start preparing a sermon with them to be preached in about 1-2 months. I’m now the other kind of anxious now that it’s actually happening. I’ve got two takeaways for the men. One past, one for going forward:
1) If something is righteous to do, be patient and trust in the Lord. Whether or not it comes to fruition, God’s will is happening.
2) If you are struggling/ nervous in doing something worthwhile, ask for help and receive it graciously.

Prayers for my FIL and all unspoken.

MOLESKIN:
I still love the Exercise Die. That was the first time I Q’d in the rain and the first workout sesh totally out in the wetter elements with ne’ery a gazebo or pavillion. What an experience, though! Also, that morning was hectic. I forgot my phone, was running late, despite getting up earlier, went to the wrong parking lot, had to improvise, and do it all in the cold rain, but it’s amazing how little that matters when you don’t sweat the details and stick to the rest of the plan as best as you can. We ended up having a blast and I think we were all sufficiently spent by the end. The post BC weather felt amazing, and apparantly Kansas dwellers don’t know what humidity is. Thanks to OJ for warming them up for me and props to the M for the BB Title.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Tremor’s VQ is this friday at the Annex! Tiger Lily is leaving soon, and something might be going on at Neverland next week. Check Slack.
Also, Dexter still has a pending VQ.

Preseason

THE SCENE: Morg Cricket Pitch; NFL preseason is less than 1 month away! Time to bring out the pigskin.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

Disclaimed.
WARM-O-RAMA:

Imperial Walkers IC 20, Hillbillies IC 20, Overhead Claps IC 20.

THA-THANG:
Mosey to the Cricket Pitch.

Suicide sprints about 15 yards apart x3.

Pax lined up in the center, cones placed in a square each side approximately 20 yards apart. 1 pax sprints around the cones with the football. Other pax completed squats, side lunges, windmills, overhead claps. Each pax had 4 total sprints around the cones.

Barry Sanders

Pax line up and hand off the football. Total of 5 hand-offs.

MARY:

BBS IC 10, WWI Situps IC 10, Aw Yeahs (Bailout)
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Bailout, The Streak, Test Tube, Woodpecker, Sleep Number, Ratio, Wall Builder, Miracle Ear,  Orange Julius (QIC)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Don’t just read the Bible; study it.
MOLESKIN:

Great showing at the Morg today! Excited to have everyone that came out.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

See Slack; There were whispers of a Morg ruck on Sunday morning.

Drop and Give Me 30 Innuendos

THE SCENE: Nice temp, but 243% humidity. Seemed to get better as it went on.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER  Fully disclaimed
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • 10 SSH IC
  • 8 front LAC, 8 front BAC, 8 backwards LAC, 8 backwards BAC. All IC.
  • 10 Daisy Pickers IC Sloooooow count
  • 10 High Knees IC. Stretch, not an exercise.

THA-THANG:

Front Ruck on. Ruck to the stop sign. Do below things. Ruck to the next fence, do below things. Ruck to the end of that fence, do more below things.

  • 30 dips (front ruck on)
  • 10 crunches (front ruck on)
  • 10 baby makers (front ruck on)

Walk to sand pile/dirt pile.  (Back ruck on)

  • 15 Merkins
  • 30 Calf Raises
  • 30 Pickle Pounders

Reverse Indian Ruck (back ruck on)

  • Ruck in a line
  • First person in line stop and starts doing squats.
  • Next in line stops in front of them and starts doing squats.
  • Keep going until the last person in line is now in front.
  • Everyone does 5 Werkins
  • Repeat till you reach the bridge

Turn around at the bridge (Front ruck on)

  • Ruck to the next light pole
  • 15 curls at the light pole
  • Ruck to the next light pole.
  • 15 overhead presses every third light pole. Hold over your head until everyone is in and done.
  • Repeat until you reach the sand pile/dirt pile
  • At sand pile/ dirt pile (Back ruck on) do 15 Irkins

Squad Ruck back to Shovel Flag

  • Get in groups of 3-4 of approximately the same height (for convenience)
  • Slide arms through the ruck straps and put hands on the shoulders of the person next to you (HIMmode: instead of grabbing shoulders, outstrech your arms and everyone grabs a strap.) You should be forming a triangle/square with a ruck suspended from each “side” of the shape.
  • Walk back Shovel Flag like this.

MARY:

  • 15 Oblique Crunches each side OYO
  • Superman – Bananas till we had about a minute left
  • Stretch Planks – Plank with right arm and left leg outstretched off the ground. Switch side. 10 slow count each side. 4 times. ends up being ~60s.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

13 PAX, no FNG

  • Miracle Ear (QIC), Searcy, Choker, Sleep Number, Soulja Boy, Ratio, Commie, Orange Julius, Bootheel, Granola, Wall Builder, Woodpecker, Flobee

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

After cutting open a fresh watermelon, I was reminded that the ONLY thing guaranteed to always be sweet is Heaven. Also, remember that ultimately, our allegiance is to one thing and that is God. All things that detract from that should be investigated thoroughly.

MOLESKIN:

The Exicon is fine for finding descriptions of exercises, but TERRIBLE for finding F3 names of motions youre doing. Also, I might make it a point to call impromptu baby makers and oh yeahs when park walkers come by. Without realizing it, I had back to back to back innuendo exercises. I learned that Neverland and Cockpit branched off of the Morg. Some say it has to do with beans in chili.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Sunday, July 14 is a farewell cookout for Tiger Lily. Also there’s a super secret channel that I didnt know about and I cant tell you about.

Ultimate Frisbee with Penalty Burpees at the Morg

THE SCENE:
78 degrees with 90% humidity.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:
Done.

WARM-O-RAMA:
20 IC SSH
10 IC Daisy Pickers
10 IC High Knees

THA-THANG:
Ultimate Frisbee + 2 burpees every time frisbee hits the ground.

MARY:
Leg Raises
Supermans
Sprint to flag for COT

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
11 PAX – Topanga, Woodpecker, Sleep Number, Carport (QIC), Choker, Jasmine, Flobee, Miracle Ear, Gym Shorts, Ratio, Test Tube.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

According to Proverbs 22:7 (NIV), “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.”

Dave Ramsey Baby Steps 1 – 3 deal with getting out of debt and are what I wanted to focus on.

  1. Save $1000 dollars.
  2. Snowball your debt.
    1. Start with high interest debt like credit cards.  Lowest amount credit card first then next lowest credit card until all are paid off.  Now cut them up!!!
    2. Loans – Cars/School/etc.
  3. Save 3 – 6 months of expenses as an emergency fund.  Only touch for emergencies.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
None

The Day After

THE SCENE: birds a chirping, coolish 77 virtually no humidity.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER Yes and very well I might add.
WARM-O-RAMA:

Non-Miracle Ear version: Windmills x 20 IC, SSH x 30 IC, DP x 10 IC

THA-THANG:  3 Man Nolan Richardson

All 3 PAX performed these together with a 50 yd backpedal, 1 Bobby Hurley and jog back between each set:

  1. Burpees (75) 3 sets of 25
  2. Squats (150) 3 sets of 50
  3. Big Boy Sit-Ups (75) 3 sets of 25
  4. Little Baby Arm Circles (150)
  5. Merkins (75) 3 sets of 25
  6. Imperial Walkers x 100

MARY:
Nada.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
3 PAX ( 0 FNG ): Flobee (AOQ), Croissant (Q), Photoshop (QiC)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
I have a 4 year-old son who is bright eyed and ever so curious about the world around him. He is always asking me endless questions about how things work, where this road we are driving will take us, how many minutes until we get there… You get the picture.

Sometimes it gets overwhelming. But I am careful not to kill that curiosity in him. Here’s why: It is our curiosity to know where we came from as men, that will give us a roadmap to who we are, and why we are the way we are. We all need to hear from a father “You are my son. I am proud of you. You are dearly loved. You are a child of God. Now go out there and do your best.” I believe with all of my heart that we need to hear our identity every day. It becomes part of how we thinks about ourselves. Because as we step out into life, the world will offer us an opposing view about who we are, and who we belong to.

For many of us, that can be a painful journey as we learn about our fathers, or maybe even fathers we did not know. Maybe our father was present every day physically in the home but not there emotionally or spiritually for us. As I look in the mirror in the mornings and look at my kids, maybe I’m that father.

When we are born, we have earthly parents. But even more divine, we begin a spiritual journey as well with God. God begins to pursue our hearts, and tell us who we are through dependence first on our mothers for nourishment, and also on our fathers for provision as well in other ways as we grow. We learn through our surroundings about who God is without even knowing it.

God says in His word that we are his children, we have a birthright, heir to the inheritance, and that He is our Father. Let’s all meditate on what that means today, rather than saying what we typically think of ourselves.

Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God — John 1:12

Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
Romans 8:17

Watch what God will do, when you know your identity in Christ as a Child of God, and Heir to the Throne.

Prayers
1. Croissant – clarity & direction on possible new family, knee to get better
2. Flobee – busy days at work, keep sane and work hard through it. Arm to recover
3. Photoshop – shoulder to get better

MOLESKIN:
The Day After our declaration of independence: July 5, 1776
Dunlap delivers his 200 copies of the Declaration (which are now called “Dunlap Broadsides”). One copy is officially entered into the Congressional Journal and the other copies are distributed throughout the colonies.

On that day, it was not even widely known yet that independence had been declared. Americans had enjoyed a period of advantage in the war, but a British armada would soon arrive and change the war’s course, said Jack Rakove, a professor of history at Stanford University and the author of a new book, “Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America.”

“It’s a funny period in one sense,” Mr. Rakove said. “The war goes terribly for the Americans for the rest of the year.”

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Daddy + 2.0 Donut Day at Mothership, July 6 at regular BC time.

Misdirected Cones

THE SCENE: Glorious July 1st morning at the Morg.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

Disclaimed. 
WARM-O-RAMA:

Imperial Walkers IC 15, Windmills IC 15, Overhead Claps IC 15,
THA-THANG:
Mosey to the stop sign 5 lunges OYO. Mosey to the light pole, SSH IC 10, mosey to the next light pole, Plank Jacks IC 15, mosey to the next light pole, Big arm circles forward and reverse 10 each. Mosey to the parking lot, Merkins 15 OYO.

Mosey to the cricket field for 21s.

2 cones set up approximately 30 yards apart. Squats at one end. At the other end was the cricket pitch where pax performed BBS.

MARY:

Mosey back to the Shovel Flag.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Miracle Ear, Jasmine, Woodpecker, Commie, Croissant, Orange Julius (QIC)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Genesis 1. NKJV 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

If you don’t believe the very first verse of the Bible, can you or do you believe anything else? However, if you do believe this first verse, can you doubt anything else in this book?

Listen to John MacArthur for more specifics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkkYQMlH3co

MOLESKIN

Title was sentimental to Jasmine (Kotters!)

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

See Slack

Once You Block, The Fun Don’t Stop

THE SCENE: An absolutely beautiful 75 degree sunrise over the Veteran’s Memorial
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Side Straddle Hops – 15IC
  • Imperial Walkers – 15IC
  • Hillbillies – 15IC
  • Arm Circles – 10F/10B IC
  • Daisy Pickers – 10IC

THA-THANG:
Partner up, grab a CMU, and dont let it go till the Mary. One partner does the 100/150/200 with a CMU while the other backpedals 20 yards with the CMU, does other part, then walks back with the block (Walk/thing/walk). Then switch.

  • Round 1:
    • 100 Tricep Dips
    • 150 Squats
    • 200 Mountain Climbers (2 is 1)
    • Walk/5 blockies/walk       (burpee with a block)
  • Round 2:
    • 100 Side lunges (50R/50L)
    • 150 Curls
    • 200 Gas Pumpers with block over chest
    • Walk/5 Around the World/Walk     (Shallow squat, Make a Large “O” with the block in front of you.)
  • Round 3:
    • 100 American Hammers
    • 150 Lawn Mowers (75R/75L)  (Upright rows or whatever you call them)
    • 200 Calf Raises
    • Walk/10 Floor to Ceiling/walk     (Block on ground, pick up, press up, back to ground)

What actually happened…Round 3 got shortened to allow for the Mary. Ended up with about 100 Hammers, 60 Mowers, and everyone came in for 50 calf raises each.

MARY:

  • (1)Plank, (2)side star, (3)reach under touch your obliques, (4)side star.  4 count 15IC
  • Oblique Crunches 15R/15L
  • Superman Banana Roll 20IC (Superman, 4 count roll to banana, 4 count hold, 4 count roll to superman, rinse and repeat)
  • Boat Wave (Everyone in boat. On your turn, down and back up to boat. 4 times around the circle)

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
11 – Miracle Ear-VQ/QIC, Sleep Number, Orange Julius, Flobee, Searcy, Croissant, Bailout, Wall Builder, Garmin, Commie, FNG-Test Tube

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Been studying Creation which led to the study of what classifies an item to exist. Does something exist because it is material (you can touch, see, smell it) or is it functional (it has purpose or function)? Made me think about Faith. What does it mean for your faith to exist? If your Faith has no function or no purpose, how can we say we have Faith? Live your life and walk your walk to where your Faith has function and purpose. You’ll never have to question its existence.

MOLESKIN:
Counting in cadence becomes increasingly difficult as the workout progresses. It also becomes increasingly comical during the pains of Mary.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Upcoming Convergence on the 4th. 2.0s welcome!

Taper Day for SB. Cobains, Morglians

THE SCENE:

Edge of seat


F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

Gaved it.


WARM-O-RAMA:

  • SSH x20IC
  • Slow Daisy Pickers x10IC
  • Some additional stretching


THA-THANG:

Looks like ole’ SB went and double booked himself for a Morg Q AAAAND a 26.2 mile ruck on the same day. This calls for a taper and all you guys are coming with me.

P1 Mile ruck with periodic stops to perform the following exercises (rucks on):

  • 50 Merkins (rucks on)
  • 50 Squat Thrusts (rucks on)
  • 50 Flutter Kicks (rucks overhead)

MARY:

  • American Hammers x15IC
  • BBSU x15IC

 

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
7 PAX: Orange Julius; Topanga; The Streak; Commie; Miracle Ear; Wall Builder; Soulja Boy (QIC)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
The U.S. Navy Bluejackets Manual defines leadership as the art, science, or gift by which a person is enabled and privileged to direct the thoughts, plans, and actions of others in suck a manner as to obtain and command their obedience, their confidence, their respect, and loyal cooperation.

Though the nuances of this definition change in different settings and situations, the opportunity to lead remains our privilege nd responsibility. 

Challenge to the PAX:  BE LEADERS!

MOLESKIN:
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

Streaking Through the Morg

THE SCENE:
Weather forecast was rain.  Weathermen are liars.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
Done.

WARM-O-RAMA:

Squats x12
Big Arm Circles x10 (each direction)
Daisy Pickers x12
Side Squats x6 (each direction)
Plank Stretch
Rosalitas x12

THA-THANG:
Sprint 50 yards
Run backwards to start point
Repeat 3 more times

Mosey to Veterans Memorial

4 rounds of the following:
Dips x12
Incline Pelvic Raises x12
Irkins x12
Squats x12
Flutter Kicks x12
Merkins x12
Calf Raises x12

Mosey back to Start Point

1 Merkin / 2 Overhead Presses
2 Merkins / 4 Overhead Presses

10 Merkins / 20 Overhead Presses

Monkey Humpers x12
Plank 30 seconds
Flutter Kicks x12
Squats x12

MARY/STRETCHORAMA:
Plank Stretch
Right Leg Forward
Left Leg Forward
Head Up Belly Down
Bow Before the Lord

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
4 PAX:  Choker, Orange Julius, The Streak (QIC), Wall Builder

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Focus on having a positive perspective.  Eat crow when it’s still warm.  Forgive easily.

MOLESKIN:
Prayers lifted up for Wall Builder’s sister and family affected by flooding in Arkansas

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
None.